Disclaimer #1: I’m from Ottawa. Born and raised. Disclaimer #2: I love Rihanna. Ever since “Pon de Replay.” Disclaimer #3: This post about Rihanna in an Ottawa Senators jersey is me being selfish so that this moment can live forever on the interwebz. Disclaimer #4: I believe this moment is a sign from the universe that me and Rihanna are meant to be. Disclaimer #5: I will now try to work Rihanna in a Sens jersey into a meaningful and useful andPOP article.
A jersey or any other sports team apparel, whether from your fav team or not, is a classic staple in anyone’s wardrobe. The only trick is making it fashionable and working into everyday outfits—not just for game day. Sports apparel are handy items for any streetwear ensemble. Even if you’re not a sports fan, there are still ways to incorporate the trend into your look.
Now you might be saying that people wear sports jerseys all the time—which is true—and that there is nothing new to this “trend”–which is a little true too. But here’s the catch: rocking sports jerseys and sports apparel was in its heyday in 90′s hip hop and streetwear. With the emerging 90′s fashion revival, you too are seeing the big return of trendy sportswear to the masses. It’s no longer just for the diehard sports fans to rock a jersey or snapback (and don’t let those diehard sports fans discourage you from wearing their team logos). A big sign that this is true is the announcement that the iconic 90s Starter jackets are set to make their return this fall, first with the NFL line followed by the NBA collection.
The Good Old Hockey Game: Rihanna
Here is Rihanna in West Hollywood using a heritage Ottawa Sens jersey as a dress. Now I don’t recommend using a sports jersey as a dress because not everyone can pull it off, but clearly Rihanna can and beside she probably doesn’t give a fuq. Anyways, she glams up her look with nice gold accessories and and golden Tom Ford ankle cuff shoes. I like this look because it makes me want to believe that the people of Barbados are all diehard hockey fans.
Now this isn’t a slight to Montreal Canadiens fans (however, you will notice that there will be no Toronto Maple Leafs pics on this post) but this is an example of how not to wear a jersey as a dress. Nicola Roberts (one fifth of U.K. girl group Girls Aloud) actually wore this to a ‘red carpet’ event for the premiere of her reality show. This look is strictly streetwear! It’s all about context, so the posh surrounding just makes her cheap in comparison. Plus, she could have done a lot better accessorizing her outfit! Obviously this wasn’t well received in the U.K., where someone mistook this outfit to be from an American football team.
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Ever wondered why Gatorade showers were celebrations only limited to the football field? Basically,
hard wood + liquid = bad, bad accident
It’s true. Just watch this failed attempt in action and hope you never end up in that coach’s place.
Remember back in the days when Aaron Carter was the “Justin Bieber” of our generation? Fine, that might be pushing it a little bit but he was still a big enough star to get basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to star in his music video, “How I Beat Shaq.”
HERE’S THE VIDEO IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT:
That must’ve been embarrassing for Shaq on so many levels. Lucky for him, the 7 foot 1 former NBA player finally gets his revenge.
He might’ve been terrible at free throws (and he knows it), but the funniest guy ever to play in the NBA is no match for the minuscule AC. Just watch as Shaq just pushes Aaron around the court while he yells, “I am Kazaam!”
Yes, yes you are.
WATCH SHAQ GET HIS REVENGE HERE:
When it comes to basketball trick shots, we thought we saw them all but a cheerleader at William Carey University proves us wrong. Ashlee Arnau uses her tumbling skills to make this gotta-see shot.
Girl got game. Kudos!
Can animals play in the NBA? Please? Eddie the sea otter can slam dunk with the best of them. This cutie was rescued by the Oregon Zoo and learned how to play basketball to keep his swimming paws fit. His trainers say he almost never misses, but if he does, he swims right back to the net to try again.
This unbelievable little kid was shot making baskets between 18 and 24 months old, proving that he’s probably the next Michael Jordan. YouTube poster Joseph Ashby writes: “This is the trick shot video that makes other trick shot videos look like a bunch of old guys who should have something better to do — like retire, turn up their pacemakers, or join an assisted living facility.”
When I visualized myself playing basketball in my middle school gym class, I imagined making an unexpected shot with Herculean effort that inspired my teammates to carry me atop their shoulders as I basked in the glory — a legendary point that would be passed down through every grade.
Unfortunately this was more likely to happen:
So I usually “forgot” my gym clothes and watched from the sidelines instead. Perhaps if I’d seen this video in my younger years I would have been inspired to go for that shot that seemed impossible and to really believe in myself just like R. Kelly said I should in Space Jam.
Thank God these basketball players are already talented in playing sports because their voices probably won’t take them far.
Singing the Holiday classic “I Have a Little Dreidal,” the Houston Rockets have me cringing instead of smiling because their renditions sound completely tone deaf.
(And as for the Dallas Mavericks, I can’t say that I don’t feel the same way. But while embarrassing, both of these videos are very endearing.)
Students at Taylor University have a very unique tradition. Every year, Trojan sports fans sit in complete silence — only motioning by waving their arms — until Taylor scores its tenth point of the game. Then the fans go batsh*t CRAZY, screaming, shouting and dancing to “Gangnam Style.”
Watch it here
I’m not a huge basketball fan but I know this free throw made by Brian Okam of Appalachian State was absolutely terrible and the fallout will be even worse because of the Internet. In the clip, Kyle Rush and Phillip Jackson describe the shot: ”I’m not sure what that was, good lord,” said one of the confused narrators.
The game was between the Mountaineers and Western Carolina. Okam attempted the second of two foul shots however, the ball was about 10 feet short of the rim.
The shot has since been turned into a variety of Internet memes and GIFs, making fun of the lacklustre move. One thing is for sure, this poor guy will never live down one of the worst shots in history.
Watch it here
Once Black Friday and Thanksgiving are over it’s FULL STEAM to Christmas, though really, tons of tinsel-filled ads are already circulating. In this one, NBA players promote special Christmas day jerseys by dribbling basketballs to the tune of the classic Christmas song “Carol of the Balls.”
I’m pretty sure the ladies and gents of Stomp would be proud of their resourcefulness, impressive coordination and holiday spirit.
Watch it here
Like any sports fan, this kid has a lot of heart.
Devastated when one of his favourite players Jeremy Lin wasn’t going to be returning to the New York Knicks (he signed with the Houston Rockets instead), five-year-old Niam was recorded on video having an emotional breakdown.
Soon after, the video went viral. And somewhere along the way, Niam’s heartbreak reached Jeremy. Seeing how saddened the child was, the basketball player arranged to speak with the youngster on Skype. Thanking him for his support and encouraging him to keep cheering for the Knicks, Jeremy also answered some of little Niam’s questions.
This kid is ridiculously cute and he sure seems to know his basketball. Maybe one day, he’ll be managing a team of his own!
If there’s anything more ridiculous than seeing Shaquille O’Neal in Kazaam, it’s seeing him with some odd-looking hair.
Sporting a hilarious wig, the basketball star recorded a video in the make-up trailer while getting ready to shoot a stint as a police officer on the set of “Grown Ups 2″.
“I’m goin’ bald. This is a sad day. I can’t believe I’m going bald,” Shaq says with a sob in the video. Then, as Prince’s “Purple Rain” starts blaring in the background, the basketball player lip syncs along as he cries and laments about the state of his hair.
Oh Shaq. This is funny and everything, but please stick to your day job.
This fan was feeling so disgruntled by Kobe Bryant’s recent performance that he used Gotye to express his emotions. The song, which was written and performed by Dan Rib, turns “Somebody That I Used To Know” into “The Kobe That We Used To Know.”
I’m not an expert on basketball so can someone please tell me, is Kobe really so disappointing lately that he deserves an entire musical rant? The cover definitely had some angry commenters going at each other on YouTube.
Still the lyrics are pretty clever, you got to give the guy that: “You didn’t have to hog the ball/ You’re triple teamed so kick it out to either Blake or Sessions/ I know that they don’t shoot so well/ But you’re really not the Kobe that we used to know.”
Watch it here:
I don’t watch basketball but this play was creative enough to get my attention. The guys from the Pride of Iowa weren’t sure if they were playing football or basketball for a second at their senior all star game, but it all worked out in their favour by the end.
See, this is something I might do by accident, but at least it was all planned out in their case.
Liam Hemworth reminisced about bonding with Josh Hutcherson over Whitecastle burgers last night on Jay Leno. The Australian hunk and his Hunger Games co-star noshed on juicy patties and decided the only thing that could make their man-date better was to play basketball on a full stomach.
The friendly competition was a little too much for their digestive system to handle and they consequently threw up their burgers. It’s okay though — Peeta and Gale might not be chums in the movie but Liam says their basketball throw
up down was a memorable male bonding experience.
Leno was clearly forced to asked Liam about the engagement rumours between him and long-time girlfriend Miley Cyrus. The verdict? Not engaged. Duh.
Not only can Justin Bieber sing and dance, he can also ball. Bieber had a quick game with Steve Nash recently, and Bieber schooled him.
The two Canadians had a pickup game where Justin crosses over Nash and scores. Some are arguing Nash wasn’t really trying against the 17 year old pop star. Others are saying Nash’s defense is really that bad.
What do you think?
Kim Kardashian’s brother, Rob, has doubts that she will actually marry NBA star Kris Humphries.
The reality TV star and basketball player couple announced their engagement earlier this week, but Rob isn’t convinced the wedding will happen.
He told radio station Kidd Kraddick and Hyla on the Hollywood 5: “I just don’t feel confident because Kim has always been so like, you know, she’s, how old?
“She’s just been through a lot of relationships and she always gets hurt or never finds the right dude, but Kris is a really good dude.”
However, Rob believes the two are great for each other, and wishes them the best.
“They’ve had their own personal, private relationship a long time now and I feel like they are a really good match for each other.”
He also revealed how the family thought Kim and Kris, who have been dating for six months, were joking when they first told everyone about the engagement.
“We were having a family dinner and we didn’t know what it was for, we just thought everyone was in town, we were at my mom’s. She had a ring on and we didn’t know what it was for, and we didn’t believe her and we thought it was a joke, no one really, like, did anything, and it was like, oh wait, then it got crazy and there were ponies, it was really bizarre!”
“Congrats to her, it was pretty shocking in my mind.”
Gossip Cop has announced that Justin Bieber and Mark Wahlberg will be working together on an upcoming Paramount Pictures street basketball movie, which is said to be “a gritty basketball-based drama with a “The Color of Money meets The Karate Kid” tone.”
Apparently, Bieber impressed Wahlberg with his b-ball skills at the celebrity game during NBA All-Star Weekend, where Bieber was named MVP. The film, which is of yet sill untitled, will be produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, and the script will be written by Ian Edelmen, according to Deadline.
This definitely sounds like it has a lot of potential to be a great film! Keeping in mind that Bieber’s documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never grossed $97 million worldwide, while Wahlberg’s Oscar-winning The Fighter which has been praised far and wide.
Rewind a number of years to when Wahlberg first made his transition from his funky bunch to serious actor, starring in a few projects including The Basketball Diaries, where he co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio. Think that this basketball movie can do the same for Bieber’s career? It’s hard to say, but it will definitely be interesting to see where Bieber’s acting career can go! No doubt that his ever-reliable Belieber minions will fill theatres everywhere just to catch a glimpse of the Biebs on the big screen, but what would be interesting is who else joins them.
The film is expected to be officially announced shortly, but for now you can check out Bieber’s MVP-worthy hoop skills below.
Do you think a basketball movie will be able to launch Bieber’s acting career as it did Wahlberg?
In a new age of video gaming, users get the complete picture when it comes to sports games. Gone are the days when exhibition and season game modes were all that were offered. These days, you the gamer get a grand variety of modes when it comes to sports games.
With PlayStation2′s NBA 09: The Inside, you get the opportunity to be a part of the logical progression of an up-and-coming NBA player with “The Life” feature. “The Life” is the primary game feature The Inside has to offer, along with your basic exhibition, season, and franchise gameplay modes. The Life lets you go through the logical progression of a young player coming up in the business. This feature is the game’s main attraction, but little else is available to whet the gamer’s appetite. If you’ve experienced some of the more in-depth games out there, you will find these basic modes are just that – basic. Read more…